Finally! I have suffered long enough waiting for an acai bowl establishment to come to Philadelphia and who better to do it than a girl from my hometown!
Jenna Cardello, owner of Boostin’ Bowls right off Main Street in Manayunk, PA, has answered all my prayers. I’m not even kidding. One day I dragged Alec around the city in 95-degree weather looking for an acai bowl place I found on google maps…. it didn’t exist. So, when I heard Boostin’ Bowls was coming to town, I slightly couldn’t control my excitement.
I am an acai bowl fanatic. For those of you who have never tried an acai bowl, I’m concerned for you…but let me explain what acai is. Acai is found on the açaí palm trees in the South American rainforests, acai berries are a lot like grapes. They are packed with a TON of superfood qualities, which make you feel like a health guru whenever you munch them down. Here in the U.S. acai can only be found in puree form in the freezer section of select stores. It is very hard to find and it’s expensive. But finding it is only half the battle because getting the acai to the right consistency and thickness is a tricky task. So why not just leave it up to the professionals.
Summed up, an acai bowl is a puree, basically, a thick smoothie, topped with fruit, granola, and other random healthy shit.
Boostin’ Bowls is located at 100 Levering Street, Philadelphia, PA. and is open to feed the addiction you’re about to have 7 days a week. They offer acai bowls, smoothies, iced coffee, and special tasty treats. Acai bowls come in two sizes. Like I stated before, acai is expensive, so the price of a bowl being around 10 bucks might seem high, but that’s the average market value.
Without question, I went for the 16 oz. Monkey Bowl with added peanut butter and my usual sidekick, Alec, got the signature Boostin’ Bowl.
After eating an extensive number of acai bowls in my life, let me tell you, they are doing it right. The bowls were:
1. Instagram worthy (obviously that’s important to me)
2. The portion ration is done just right. I had enough topping to mix into the entire acai bowl, making every bite flavor perfection. And they do not skimp out on toppings.
3. They offer just the right amount of options to satisfy everyone’s flavor palettes, but not too many that you are overwhelmed.
4. The extra toppings are a great way to mix up any flavor to please all your cravings. AKA I must add peanut butter to everything I get.
Side note- I have not personally had a smoothie, but heard they were awesome from a few friends who have visited. That’s next on my list next time I drive by.
NOW, if you haven’t visited Boostin’ Bowls….go. If you’ve never had an acai bowl….go to Boostin’ Bowls. If you need a healthy treat…..as you can see all roads lead to visiting Boostin’ Bowls. Enjoy!